The Los Angeles Dodgers can't seem to find anything to go their way lately, and on Friday night they matched up against R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets. That almost doesn't seem fair.
Dickey pitched eight shutout innings, striking out 10, as the Mets bludgeoned the Dodgers 9-0 at Dodger Stadium, the sixth straight loss for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers have lost 10 of their last 11 games and have been shutout in four of their previous five contests. The Dodgers snapped a 33-inning scoreless streak on Monday with a two-run explosion, but since then have gone scoreless in their last 14 innings.
Aaron Harang took the loss for the Dodgers, allowing five runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Dickey won his 12th game of the year and saw his ERA drop to 2.15. "It's what we've been watching for pretty much the whole first half," Mets manager Terry Collins said after the game.
The Dodgers, who have scored 17 runs in their last 12 games, try to stop the bleeding on Saturday, with Nathan Eovaldi facing off with Johan Santana.
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